‘The Haunted Past’
When: Noon Saturday, March 25
Where: First Baptist Church banquet hall, 751 Green St. NW, Gainesville
Cost: $30 per person or $240 for table of eight
More info: www.my-sisters-place.org
By portraying historic characters such as Jane Austen and Scarlett O’Hara, Kim Poovey entertains audiences throughout the Southeast. And now she will do it again March 25 in Gainesville.
Poovey will present her program “The Haunted Past” at noon Saturday, March 25, in the banquet hall at First Baptist Church at 751 Green St. NW in Gainesville.
Tickets are $30 per person or $240 for a table of eight. Ticket are available at www.my-sisters-place.org/home/2017-ladies-luncheon-tickets or 770-532-5111.
Proceeds will benefit My Sister’s Place, which provides a nurturing home, transportation assistance, nutritious meals and other basic necessities to the single women and mothers with children.
During Poovey’s presentation, she will wear a period costume resembling the correct mourning attire and share displays of mourning jewelry, photography and accoutrements of the era. Poovey creates all of her gowns using period correct patterns as well as historically accurate finishing details such as tatted trim, ruching and silk rosettes.
Attendees also will learn the intricate and meticulous rituals required of 19th century families when mourning the loss of a loved one.
When not performing, Poovey works as a school psychologist. She lives with her husband, Darryl, and their pets in the lowcountry of South Carolina.
For more information, visit www.my-sisters-place.org.